When should I make a follow-up call to the nurse manager?

  1. After waiting almost two weeks, I called HR last Monday to check on the status of my application I submitted online. The nurse recruiter in HR immediately sent it to the nurse manager and told me it may take whatever amount of days to receive a call from her. My question is "Would it be appropriate to make a follow-up call to the nurse manager after a week, just to check on the status of my application?" My friend, who is working on the same floor I am applying for, told me to just go onto the floor and talk to her since I had my preceptorship there back in august '08 (I've been taking a long break:spin, but then I thought it would be kinda inappropriate to just barge in and talk to her. Thanks.
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  3. by   arelle68
    Go in and talk to her. New nurses who are getting hired are doing it just that way. It's called the social and professional networking method of job-seeking, and it works. Don't discount anything that might help you get a job in this economy. Don't let any grass grow under your feet. Put your resume, cover-letter, and application together, and get in there! Someone else will get it if you don't. Why let someone else take it when you know people? I hope you get the job! Do all you can do to make it happen, and then pray, and trust the Lord with the results.
  4. by   cmawrule
    It would be very appropriate to go see her since you have already worked there and know the people, and it shows you are really interested in getting the job. Most nurse managers like seeing people who really want the job. Good luck!
  5. by   Vito Andolini
    The best advice is always to skirt around HR. They seem to exist for the sole purpose of NOT getting people hired. I was just recalling today that I once applied at a university connected with a teaching hospital and listed 4 jobs that I was interested in. The HR "thing" never gave my app to any of them until I called back 2 weeks later and asked what was happening. Her excuse was that "well, you know, 1 department isn't really hiring, 1 the manager is on vacation, 1 this, 1 that, we can only give it to 1 at a time, not all 4, that would be unfair to the manager, and if the manager gets it but doesn't act on it, we can't go around him or her, so go take a hike and (raspberry)." She didn't end it like that but I'm just saying that their process is designed to not help the applicant, rather to keep themselves looking busy, I think. So it seems, anyway.

    Good luck, let us know what happens.

    Particularly since your friend works there and since you probably already know the Manager, just "drop in".

    Hey, good luck.